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May is Mental Health Month

Berryhill Center seeks improved access, provides high-quality care

May 23, 2010
Messenger News

May is Mental Health Month, a time when we focus on the problems of mental illness in our country and the resources we have available to us in the fight against mental illness. Unfortunately, in our nation today, mental illness continues to suffer from a societal stigma which hinders people from seeking treatment. Throughout our society, people from all walks of life, the employed and the unemployed, are coping with various forms of mental illness. Depression, stress, anxiety and other mental health conditions do not discriminate between people based on their financial status, societal status, race or gender. The vast majority of these people lead normal lives most of the time. They go to work, go to school and have loving families and wonderful friends. They enjoy hobbies and interests. Their suffering is often quiet and unnoticeable to almost everyone except those closest to them. Sadly, many of these people suffering from some form of mental illness do not get the treatment they need because of their concern for the stigma that may be placed upon them.



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